Looking Forward to DC’s May Releases

5 things to watch for

After starting 2021 in the future, this coming May will mark the third month of DC Comics’ latest soft reboot. The publisher will continue to ramp up its new-look universe with new comics, new characters and some long-lost favorites returning.

Let’s take a look at 5 things to watch out for once May comes around.

Milestone Is Back

Originally announced in September at the DC FanDome, the Milestone imprint finally comes back at the end of May with a 48-page one shot, Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition. The story, by Reggie Hudlin, will reintroduce the universe that originally debuted back in 1994 with an all-new story, supplemented by the free primer story released during the FanDome. But the one-shot isn’t the only place to see Static, Icon, Rocket and the other residents of Dakota – DC Comics will also release new digital-first comics set in the Milestone Universe, finally introducing a new generation to the iconic heroes.

Back to the Future

If you thought we would be done with the FUTURE STATE of DC Comics at the end of February, the publisher has some news for you. Future State: Gotham will bring us back to a city controlled by the Magistrate, where masks have been outlawed and, basically, everything is horrible. The new series, written by Joshua Williamson and Dennis Culver will put the focus on Jason Todd – the Red Hood – as he hunts down the new Batman for the Magistrate. The art from Giannis Milonogiannis will be all black and white, which will surely add to the noir feel of the series.

Victory For Stargirl

Despite having a very well-regarded Arrowverse series, it’s been a few years since Stargirl has been featured in a comic book. While she makes her triumphant return in a story by Geoff Johns in the INFINITE FRONTIER one-shot in March, in May, she gets her very own 48-page special, written by Johns with art by original Young Justice artist Todd Nauck. In Stargirl’s Spring Break Special, Stargirl and her stepfather, Pat Dugan, reunite with the Seven Soldiers of Victory to find a mysterious, unknown eighth soldier.

What’s The Question?

John Ridley’s Other History of the DC Universe continues with its fourth issue in May, and the focus turns to former Gotham City Police Detective Renee Montoya, who went on to become The Question. The issue will show readers the world of the 1990s through the eyes of Montoya, a queer police officer, and the trials she went through as she came to grips with and established her true identity. The two issues of Ridley’s Other History have been eye-opening looks at history, and with the focus on such an amazing character, the fourth issue should be equally intriguing.

New Girl In Town

Yara Flor got a big debut durin initiative as the new Wonder Woman, establishing a legacy character with no connection to the legacy of Diana, princess of the Amazons. In May, we get to see her path begin, with the debut issue of Wonder Girl. While I’m sad that Cassie Sandsmark seems to be back in limbo after her appearances in Brian Bendis’ Young Justice, the new Wonder Girl seems like a great new character, and the new series, written and illustrated by Joëlle Jones, should be a lot of fun.

What are you looking forward to in May? Let us know in the comments!